Did he just say that?
If you’re referring to President Trump, chances are that yes he did. And that a lot of people were offended.
Donald Trump is the President the media just loves to hate for myriad reasons, but perhaps first and foremost for his politically incorrect speaking style, even in the most delicate of situations.
Trump’s penchant for uncouth speech was on display once again last week as he poked fun at Elizabeth Warren’s claims of Native American ancestry while honoring the Navajo code talkers who played a critical role in America’s victory in the Second World War.
Per The Hill:
“You were here long before any of us were here,” Trump said, standing beneath a portrait of former President Andrew Jackson. “Although we have a representative in Congress who they say was here a long time ago. They call her Pocahontas.”
Of course, this was only the latest in a series of so-called “miscues” by the President when it comes to acting, er, Presidential.
His is a White House that bucks tradition and thumbs its nose at the decorum of the D.C. elite. Of course, the bourgeoisie beltway and many on Park Avenue find such behavior revolting, even declaring it as sufficient justification for Trump’s removal from office.
He’s a savage, they say, a troglodyte unworthy of the highest office in the land. He is, <gasp>, indecent and undignified!
Sadly for the President’s nemeses, however, there is no decency clause in the Constitution. A requirement for good manners is found nowhere in the law of the land, and for good reason: decency, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder.
For decades Americans have watched politician after politician, clad in navy blue suits with red and blue ties, utter the same trite cliches over and over again, with the exact same results. Promises are made, money is borrowed, and the middle class continues to get squeezed.
These days decency is too easily hidden behind dishonesty, and Americans too easily fooled.
But the real crime here lies in the fact that the vast majority of Trump’s critics align themselves with perhaps one of the most vile political parties in all of history, despite Democratic claims of superior statesmanship.
Think about it.
The current Congress is dealing with fallout from beloved Democrats Al Franken and John Conyers’ sexual exploits, and former Florida Democratic Representative Corrine Brown was just sentenced to five years in prison for charity fraud.
Of course, today’s dignified Dems are simply following in the footsteps of party greats.
His Democratic predecessor, Bill Clinton, played the Everyman hero to great acclaim, but behind the curtain was a manipulative womanizer who turned the Oval Office into a soap opera and made a mockery of American politics on the international stage.
Both men claimed to greatly admire John F. Kennedy, who while he indeed had backbone also used his political power to woo countless women while holding the highest office in the land; his brother Ted drove a car into a lake, killing the female passenger and getting off virtually scot free. To this day he is “lionized” by the Democratic Party.
I could go on, but no use beating a dead donkey.
Simply put, Trump may lack the typical politician facade, but he more than makes up for it in brutal honesty. Personally I much prefer to know where a man stands than to be conned for the sake of cosmetics.
Trump certainly isn’t perfect, and there is no denying he could use some focus when it comes to the battles he chooses, but off-color jokes and a renegade Twitter account are a small price to pay for genuine flaws. I’ll take vanity and putting America first over a slick smile and backroom deals any day.
This is the attitude, and the sense of humor, that got him elected, so in many ways he is simply performing as promised. Besides, once we allow the left to define what and what isn’t appropriate, we are in for a very dull ride.
Do we really want the party of political correctness dictating the tone of national discourse? I think not. Today’s leftists now fancy themselves the comedy police, and what’s acceptable one day is totally off limits the next. I for one don’t have the time to keep up, and I certainly don’t have the time to cater to their increasingly insane worldviews.
But perhaps the greatest irony in all of this is that the Navajo code talkers Trump was honoring when he made his now infamous joke weren’t offended in the least by the President’s quip, and an actual descendant of Pocahontas herself recently explained why her ancestor’s name is not in itself a racial slur.
Is there anything more indecent than supposedly coming to the rescue of a group of people who clearly don’t need rescuing?
If there is, rest assured the Democrats will soon unleash it.